Hanefeld leads Senior PGA Professional
Saturday, October 8, 2011
ALDIE, Va. (AP) -- Past champion Kirk Hanefeld shot a 2-over 74 on Saturday at Creighton Farms to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Senior PGA Professional National Championship.
The 55-year-old Hanefeld, the 2008 winner from Acton, Mass., had a 9-under 207 total. He began the round with a six-stroke lead after breaking the tournament 36-hole record at 11 under.
Playing partner Ken Martin of Wellington, Fla., was second after a 69. He missed a 3-foot par putt on 18.
Because of wet conditions, preferred lies were used for the third straight day.
The top 35 finishers will earn spots in the Senior PGA Championship in May at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich. The top five will receive exemptions into the final stage of the 2011 Champions Tour Q-school.